Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here. However, because it’s National Poetry Month, I have a couple of other things to share, too:>)
I’m Reading a Poem Out Loud
First, Bookology (online children’s literature magazine) is celebrating with Poetry Mosaic, a short poem read by the poet–a new one every day. And today is my day! You can visit Poetry Mosaic to hear my poem–and perhaps browse the others from this month, too!
Here’s My #Wonderbreak Poem
Also, I need to share today’s #wonderbreak poem. I am a smoothie girl. I usually have one every day, and it’s something I take for granted–until I travel. Then I am stuck without my smoothies. And I am sad. So, here is my appreciation for one of life’s little luxuries, a blender. Actually two luxuries. A blender and a freezer, because I need tons of frozen fruit for my smoothies. (Which is why on-the-road smoothies have not worked out so well–frozen fruit does not stay frozen enough in a cooler.) Today, I’m flying to Florida to visit with my Dad and sisters for a few days. Luckily, my sister has a giant blender, so I can get my smoothie fixes in while I’m down there:>)
And Here’s 15 Words or Less
And now to our usual Thursday activity!
When we were driving through Iceland, Randy and I saw a huge meadow with horses running around (here’s a short video clip I took of two of them frolicking). Several were coming up to the wire fence and tourists were petting them. So Randy parked the car and said, “Go down there. You know you want to!” I did, and I did. They kept nuzzling so close, though, that it was hard to get a picture! This image makes me think of several things:
- Flock of Seagulls hair
- I want a horse
- The warmth of a horse
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.) PLEASE NOTE: I’m traveling today to Florida to spend a few days with my dad and sisters, so I likely won’t be able to comment on your poems. But I will be reading them when I have a chance!